A Wisconsin home with the perfect combination of setting and architectural pedigree listed last week for a hair under $2.2 million—and found a buyer within a day.
Located on a ravine overlooking Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, the glass-and-wood modern residence was custom-designed by Grace La of La Dallman, a Somerville, Massachusetts-based architecture firm, according to Paul Handle of Mahler Sotheby’s International Realty. He shares the listing with Andrea Woda, also of Sotheby’s.
“This home is a combination of setting, materials and the layout—the way that the light comes into the home; the way that the floor plan flows,” Mr. Handle said.
Modern homes like this are very unusual in the Milwaukee market, Mr. Handle added. Similar to most markets in the U.S., inventory in general is very thin in the area, and he thinks the listing would have attracted many Chicago buyers if it hadn’t sold so quickly.
Although he would not divulge the final price, Mr. Handle said it was above the ask. He also declined to identify the buyers, but said they were local.
“They are sophisticated buyers; they are art lovers,” he said. “They are very drawn to a strong aesthetic.”
Built in 2006, this is the first time the home had been offered for sale, the agent added.
“It was built by a couple in their 70s, which is unusual,” Mr. Handle said. “A lot of people don’t embark on a construction project of this type at that age, but it was a dream of theirs and they put their heart and soul into it. Obviously, with the guidance of La Dallman.”
The nearly 4,000-square-foot home features floor-to-ceiling windows that frame views of the lake, plus wood-clad walls and built-ins throughout, according to listing photos. That includes a three-sided fireplace, a chef’s kitchen with bespoke wood cabinetry and a terrace.
The first-floor primary bedroom suite offers an office, a walk-in closet, and a bathroom with dual sinks and a soaking tub, according to the listing. There are two additional bedrooms on the upper level, and the bottom floor has a half bathroom and could be used as a gym or theater.
The transaction is not yet final, so Mansion Global could not independently identify the buyers. The sellers were not available for comment.
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